Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care - Fruits/Vegetables ← Knowledge Base Is it okay for canned fruit to be packed in light syrup? Can mandarin oranges be packed in syrup and then rinse them before serving? If a canned fruit contains added sugars, such as sweetened applesauce or mandarin oranges in light syrup, can it still be served and count as a sweet item? If the menu has an orange smoothie that contains both fruit juice and whole fruit, will it count as having a fresh, frozen, or dried fruit? And will it also count as serving juice at a meal? Can fresh (raw) fruits and vegetables be lightly steamed and still count towards this guideline, as in a stir-fry?